Ajinkya Dev or Ajinkya Deo is a prominent actor in Marathi and Hindi Cinema. He is also a TV artist and script writer. Acting was not a new field to him as he got this talent from his parents
who are quite well known faces in Hindi and Marathi Cinema. His younger brother
is a noted Hindi film director. Ajinkya was also handling the chair of Executive Director of ‘Prahbhat’, a Marathi Entertainment TV channel when it was launched in March 2001. The channel could not sustain and got closed in 2002.
He started his movie career with a Marathi movie named as ‘Ardhangi’. He was in the lead role and the movie was released in 1985. He also appeared as “Dr. Rajesh” in another Marathi movie titled ‘Vahinichi Maya’ in the same year. The next year, he was seen in a Marathi movie, named as ‘Shabbas Sunbai’.
In 1987, he did three Marathi movies – ‘Sarja’, ‘Majha Ghar Majha
’ and ‘Kashyasathi Premasathi’. ‘Sarja’ won the National Film Award for the Best Feature Film in Marathi during the 35th
National Film Awards
in the year 1987, where he played the role “Sarja”. At the same time, he also started getting offers from Hindi cinema and in the same year, he also appeared in two Hindi Movies – ‘Sansaar’ and in ‘Kachchi Kali’. In 1988, he appeared in another Hindi movie, named ‘Sone Pe Suhaaga’ as “Dr. Prem”.
In 1989, he appeared in a Hindi movie ‘Chaska’ and in 1990 he donned the role of “Inspector Vijay” in a movie titled, ‘Pyasi Nigahen’. In 1991, there were four movies released – ‘Indrajeet’, ‘Jasa Baap Tashi Poore (Marathi), ‘ Bandhan’ (Hindi) and ‘Humne Pyar Kiya’ (Hindi). By that time, he had gotten established in the Hindi movie industry and started getting roles frequently and of versatile nature. Since then, he has acted in a number of movies in both Hindi and Marathi languages. His noteworthy appearances are: as “Ramakant Narvekar aka Ramya” in ‘Avgat’ (Hindi, released in 2001), as “Raja Oberoi” in ‘Gair’ (Hindi, released in 1999) and as “Akash” in ‘Wajva Re Wajva’ (Marathi, released in 1993).
He acted in a TV movie named ‘The Peacock Spring’ which released in 1996. This TV movie, where he played the role of “
”, was in English language. He was also credited for writing the screenplay of a Marathi movie, ‘Ek Krantiveer: Vasudev Balwant Phadke’, which was released in 2007.
In 2013 he was seen in a movie ‘ David’. He has also been part of a TV drama, named ‘24’ which is based on an American TV Series of the same name. He performed the role of “Kartik Chandrashekhar or Abhay Gupta” in this serial which is believed to be one of the most expensive TV shows ever produced in India. The first season which was telecasted from Oct 2013 to Dec 2013 on Colors TV, was directed by his brother Abhinay Deo. The second season is slated to be aired late in 2016.